Welcome to this edition of CBJ FANSided Friday! In this series we will post a short interview with a fan from the Blue Jackets community and ask them about their Jackets fandom. This week we interviewed Haley Mangette, a beginner Blue Jackets fan who is still getting to know the history of the franchise, but is nonetheless a huge supporter of the team!
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U&B: When did you first become a Blue Jackets fan, and what drew you towards the team?
Last year, before the bandwagon began!! I think early February when the Jackets beat the Sharks! One of my good friends (Julia Lawrence) brought me to a game, said game, and finally explained the rules and customs of the game and I totally got into it. Still do!!
U&B: Who is your favorite Blue Jackets player on the current roster?
Boller will always be my favorite player! Gotta go with the Enforcer, but with his current injury causing him to sit out I have been definately cheering for Arty and Matty.
U&B: If you could choose the teams next captain right now, who would it be?
Right now, Dubs is looking to be a good leader!! But in my heart, I will always wish that Vinny would have been captain!
U&B: How do you feel about the start to the season/where do you think the CBJ will finish this year?
The start of the season was a little bit of a let down, with Bob not playing like all the fans knew he could, but it seemed to pick up with the streak. Now its kinda a rollercoaster as always! I’m hoping to get a playoff spot, so I’m gonna say either a permanent playoff spot or the wildcard position! Of course I think the team will keep up there endurance and finally make it to the playoffs again.
A huge thank you to Haley for the great interview! Check back next week for another fan interview; it could be you!
I'm a student at the University of Kentucky studying business management and international business, and I'm originally from Dublin Ohio. I'm a huge Jackets fan, and I want to go to law school in order to be a hockey sports agent. Find me on twitter @julia4868. Go Jackets!